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SASS AND THE CITY

The lazy hysteria of social media

Black holes and bubble tea are strange bedfellows, but for a lesson on narcissism and online trolling

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For the social-media herd, there is cheap vanity to peddle, cheap jokes and insults to tell, and cheap lines to draw across ideologies.

WHAT has the historic photo of the black hole got to do with that insatiable appetite for bubble tea? Very little, except a lesson on the bald and banal nature of the Internet.

The Internet was abuzz this month over the first proper image of a black hole, that mysterious circular float...